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I am kinda stumped with this one.

I setup an OpenLDAP server for centralized login to all of the VM servers ... and a test VBOX Ubuntu Desktop.

Getting LDAP authentication to work was not terribly hard.

The thing I cannot figure out is why the server takes my login and allows me access but then bumps to the only unprivileged user on the box.

For example I have a machine (Ubuntu Desktop 11.04) with a user called User. When I login with my LDAP account as ianc it lets me but when I go to a prompt and type whoami it returns User.

What the heck is going on?

I thought I was logged in as ianc

The same thing happens on my file server which I setup the same test on.

I login and says I am fs01 not ianc.


Oh yeah I got this picture of my test VBOX desktop


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Since the author found the solution can someone close this? – Server Horror Jun 6 '11 at 14:32
can you move your Update from the question to an answer please? Thank you! – splattne Jun 6 '11 at 16:15
It has been done. – ianc1215 Jun 10 '11 at 17:34
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Apparently my user account overlapped with the local user account's UID, my UID was 1000 and the local user was 1000 once I changed it I am now represented correctly.

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